November 2017 - Industry News
The expansion is aimed toward increasing production of the Ranger Raptor pickup truck, which the Silverton plant manufactures alongside the Everest SUV.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Investment, Ford Ranger, Ford, South Africa
October 2017 - Global News
Toyota had also added a 4x4 model to the Fortuner range. The company added the drive system to the 2.4-liter diesel model with six-speed automatic gearbox.
Tags: Toyota, South Africa, Global
FCA South Africa will no longer sell Dodge and Chrysler vehicles in South Africa due to the lack of right-hand-drive support for the nameplates.
Tags: Dodge, Chrysler, South Africa, Global, FCA
Volkswagen will set up a manufacturing plant in Rwanda, which will look to produce 1,000 cars annually.
Tags: Volkswagen, Vehicle Production, Global, East Africa
September 2017 - Global News
Ford launched an updated Kuga SUV to the South Africa market that contains new connectivity features, a lower price, and an updated look.
Tags: Recalls, Ford, South Africa, Global
August 2017 - Global News
South Africa’s Imperial Holdings has acquired Pentagon Motor Holdings, which operates 21 retail dealerships in the UK, for $36.97 in its effort to expand beyond its home market, according to Reuters.
Tags: Dealers, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, South Africa, United Kingdom
Volkswagen has opened the vehicle assembly plant as part of its joint venture with SOVAC S.P.A. to produce a lineup of VW models.
Tags: Global, Algeria, Assembly Plants, Volkwagen
Ford South Africa has begun the second phase of its safety recall for Kuga SUVs that have reported having engine fires in South Africa.
July 2017 - Global News
The Renault-Nissan plant in Tangier, Morocco assembled its one millionth vehicle earlier this month, according to Just Auto.
Tags: Renault-Nissan Alliance, Global, Milestones, Assembly Plants, Morocco
June 2017 - Global News
Ford South Africa has issued a fire-risk recall for 15,600 entry-level Figo and Ikon cars built in India.
Tags: Ford, South Africa, Global
Opel will continue to sell assets in South Africa as the manufacturer transitions from being a subsidiary of General Motors to PSA Group.
Tags: South Africa, General Motors, Global, Opel, PSA Group
The 2017 Mazda CX-5 has launched in South Africa, introducing the newly designed features of the compact SUV to the market.
Tags: Mazda, South Africa, Mazda CX-5, Global
May 2017 - Global News
Nearly all new vehicle sales for every segment in South America deteriorated sharply during April 2017, with the exception of medium commercial vehicles.
Tags: New Vehicle Sales, South Africa, Global
The second-generation Kia Soul is now available in South Africa, which features a new turbo diesel-powered entry-level model in addition to several design updates.
Tags: Diesel Engines, South Africa, Global, Kia Soul
April 2017 - Global News
South Africa's fleet telematics market showed growth in the fourth quarter of 2016, with active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets reaching an estimated 1.1 million.
Tags: Telematics, South Africa, Global
Volkswagen South Africa is in talks with Rwanda to open a joint-venture assembly plant with the Rwandan government in the country. VW could start vehicle assembly in Rwanda by the end of 2017.
Tags: Volkswagen, Kenya, Joint Venture, Global, Rwanda
March 2017 - Global News
The Astra is one of the bestselling models in the Opel portfolio and has been ordered around 400,000 times since its market launch in 2015.
Tags: South Africa, Global, Opel
With the introduction of the all-new Navara, Nissan will offer a range of pickups that starts with the sub-one ton NP200, includes a wide range of NP300 Hardbody models and the Nissan Patrol Pickup.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Nissan, Medium-Duty Trucks, South Africa, Global
February 2017 - Global News
Vehicle tracking company Ctrack has released its hijacking and crime statistics, detailing which passenger vehicles, SUVs, trucks and vehicle manufacturers are being targeted by criminals in South Africa.
Tags: Volkswagen, Vehicle Theft, South Africa, Global, Toyota
Fuel prices in South Africa have increased due to the poor Rand/Dollar exchange rate and the higher price of crude oil based on an agreement by OPEC members to slash crude oil production.
Tags: Fuel Prices, South Africa, Global
Isuzu Truck South Africa (ITSA) held onto its No. 1 position in South Africa in 2016 for the fourth consecutive year and ended with a 14.6% market share from the total park of 3,952 units.
Tags: Isuzu, Global, South Africa, Medium-Duty Trucks
February 2017 - Feature
South Africa is largest market of commercial vehicles in Africa. The corporate fleet market in South Africa is estimated at 1.2 million vehicles. New vehicle sales in the next two largest markets -- Nigeria and Kenya -- have collapsed due to sluggish economies and depressed prices for commodities.
Tags: Kenya, Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa, Global
January 2017 - Global News
Renault Trucks has commenced construction of an assembly plant in Meftah, Algeria, where it will assemble C and K range vehicles for the local market.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Joint Venture, Algeria, Renault Trucks
The sale of vehicles in Nigeria declined from 600,000 in 2015 to 350,000 in 2016, according to the Nigerian Automotive Manufacturers Association.
Tags: Nigeria, Currency, Vehicle Sales
Volkswagen has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Rwanda for the implementation of an integrated mobility concept.
Tags: Sustainability, Volkswagen, Mobility, Rwanda
December 2016 - Global News
The number of fleet management telematics systems in active use in South Africa is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.8% from 900,000 units in 2015 to 1.5 million by 2020.
Tags: South Africa, MiX Telematics, Berg Insight
PSA Group and STAFIM, Peugeot’s long-term partner in Tunisia, today signed a letter of intent to assemble and sell a Peugeot brand pickup truck in Tunisia.
Tags: Peugeot, Tunisia, PSA Group
November 2016 - Global News
The Volkswagen Group has signed a contract for vehicle assembly in Algeria in a joint venture with SOVAC S.P.A. Production is slated to begin in the spring of 2017.
Tags: Volkswagen, Algeria, Skoda, SEAT
Nearly 8,000 diesel vehicles were tested for dark smoke emissions in a 12-month period, with 68 failures and fines issued totaling just under R30,000 (US$2,080), the City of Cape Town, according to a report by ENCA.
Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Diesel Emissions, South Africa
October 2016 - Global News
The agreement is one of the country’s first steps towards implementing tracking legislation in the taxi industry.
Tags: Cameroon, Novatel Wireless, Cloud-Based Technology, Vehicle Tracking, Taxi Fleets
The Alliance's zero-emissions fleet for COP22 will be available to shuttle delegates 24 hours, seven days a week to key venues at the conference.
Tags: Renault-Nissan Alliance, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Morocco, COP22
September 2016 - Global News
All Nigerian cars must have speed limiting devices installed by Oct. 1. Enforcement of the policy will start with commercial vehicles and fleet operators because they carry more passengers, according to the Nigerian Federal Road Safety Commission.
Tags: Speed Limiter, Nigeria, Active Safety Systems
Three youth leaders of Lesotho’s ruling Democratic Congress (DC) and a Lesotho-based fleet management company have accused the country’s finance minister of soliciting a R4 million bribe for a major government contract.
Tags: Court Case, Lesotho
August 2016 - Global News
AGC Asahi Glass announced that AGC Automotive Europe has reached a basic agreement with Induver Holding, a glass manufacturer in Morocco, to set up a joint venture for manufacturing automotive glass.
Tags: North Africa, Morocco, AGC Asahi Glass
TomTom has announced that TomTom City – a traffic portal that provides live traffic and travel information – has now been extended to 50 global cities, including two in South Africa.
Tags: TomTom, South Africa, Traffic
July 2016 - Global News
Based on recent analysis of the telematics market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized MiX Telematics as the recipient of the 2016 South African Company of the Year Award.
Tags: Frost & Sullivan, South Africa, MiX Telematics
June 2016 - Global News
A new Ford Motor Company pilot program aims to enhance mobility health services in rural areas of South Africa and Nigeria.
Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, South Africa, Nigeria
Each site will employ residents from the local community and enable trainee mechanics to work toward national qualifications in their countries and feed into a new internship program at Kia's Kenyan distributor operation.
Tags: Technician Training, Kia, Kenya, Ethiopia
May 2016 - Global News
Uber Kenya and Sidian Bank have announced that they have partnered to launch an Uber Vehicle Solutions Programme that will give driver-partners and business investors convenient and affordable access to the quality vehicles.
Tags: Vehicle Financing, Kenya, Uber
Novatel Wireless, Inc. and Mobile Telephone Network Group have announced a partnership agreement to offer Ctrack telematics solutions and services to MTN’s IoT customer base across Africa.
Tags: Africa, Internet of Things, Novatel
A construction boom in Kenya has fueled a rise in commercial truck sales for General Motors, which is investing $7.9 million in 2016 to upgrade its assembly plant in Nairobi and more than double output.
Tags: Commercial Trucks, Kenya, General Motors, East Africa
April 2016 - Global News
Orbcomm Inc., a global provider of machine-to-machine and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced it will acquire Skygistics Ltd. and its South African and Australian subsidiaries.
Tags: South Africa, Mergers & Acquisitions, ORBCOMM
The Ford Motor Company is investing R2.5-billion (US$170 million) to expand operations in South Africa at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, South Africa, to produce the all-new Ford Everest, along with the new Ford Ranger that was launched at the end of last year.
Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, South Africa
The equity firm invested R450 million ($30.6 million) to gain 100% ownership stakes in the two companies.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, South Africa, Truck Rental
March 2016 - Global News
Uber has launched its service in the countries of Kenya and Nigeria, joining the list of smart hubs popping up throughout Africa.
Tags: Kenya, Nigeria, Uber, Ride Hailing
The South Africa Department of Transport has invited all transport stakeholders to contribute to the formulation of a road safety strategy for 2016 to 2020.
Tags: South Africa, United Nations, Safety
Daimler Trucks Asia and its Kenyan partners Simba Colt and Associated Vehicles Assemblers (AVA) have started production of the new FUSO range at the AVA assembly plant in Mombasa, Kenya.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Kenya, Vehicle Production
The South Africa fleet management sector is a highly competitive sector. While only comprising 11% of the entire vehicle population of 11.5 million vehicles, approximately 70% of all new cars purchased are for the corporate market.
Tags: Leasing, Fleet Management, South Africa
February 2016 - Global News
South Africa-headquartered FleetAfrica was recently awarded a five-year contract for the provision of waste removal trucks by the Mogale City Municipality, South Africa.
Tags: UD Trucks, South Africa, FleetAfrica, Refuse Fleets
Daimler Trucks is driving on with the continued regionalization of its sales and service organization for important emerging markets with two regional centers designed to serve Africa.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Fuso, Freightliner, Africa, Daimler Trucks North America
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